November 2007

Sizing Up India

At 1.1 billion people, India currently has the world's second-largest population — and it is expected to exceed China's population level by 2025, reaching about 1.5 billion. But just how large is India geographically? Specifically, we wonder: How does India’s territory compare to that of the European Union?

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World’s Average Age

There are nearly 6.7 billion people in the world — and thanks to advances in health care, their age has reached as high as 122 years. We wonder: What is the average age of all the people alive on earth today?

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